What’s Good Update from Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, April 9-15

Even when we are sheltering in place to preserve lives and the way of life that we love, our community benefits from the spirit of travel. In that spirit and as day-to-day life becomes an increasingly online endeavor, many of Gainesville and Alachua County’s beloved businesses and attractions have adapted to share with you their best. 

Take a look at what’s happening in our area from live streaming music to sweet treats for Easter. Be sure to check out the Delicious Dining section on the Visit Gainesville, Alachua County website; it’s now searchable by Takeout and Delivery options.   

Please continue to be safe. We are proud to live in this mindful, resourceful and resilient community, and to share with you all that we have to offer – What’s Good. 

Be safe and be well,– Your partners at Visit Gainesville, Alachua County


For more information on mass gatherings, visit the CDC Mass Gatherings COVID-19 website.

For current Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit the Alachua County Coronavirus website, the Alachua County Facebook page, call the Coronavirus Information Line at 866-779-6121, visit the Florida Department of Health website, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The below information was accurate at the time of publishing. Due to the current fluctuating environment, please contact organizers directly to double check details.


Sugar Bear the red ruffed lemur lounging on a chair at Carson Springs

Not everyone is stressed out staying home. Sugar Bear is one laid back lemur and he is living his best life at Carson Springs Wild Life Conservatory in Alachua County. He’ll be waiting for your visit when the coast is clear. Until then, stay in touch with Sugar Bear and his friends here.


Sweetwater Wetlands Park water and land

Gainesville and Alachua County Feature Outdoor Open Spaces in Spades

With many park closures, it may be difficult to figure out where you can still go for outdoor relaxation, recreation and exercise. Visit Gainesville, Alachua County compiled a list, with photos and descriptions, of parks and open areas to feature What’s Good Now – outdoor areas that remain open as of publishing. Please note that due to the changing environment and regulations open hours are subject to change. We ask that you please adhere strictly to public health safety guidelines, keep 6 feet away from others and follow all State and local ordinances.

Click to find a list of open spaces, What’s Good Now.



record player in the clouds. support live music streaming event

Heartwood Soundstage and First Magnitude Brewing Company Present: Support Live Music
Friday, April 10, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Event organizers are adhering to county and state regulations for public health safety. Please visit the post for a schedule and additional details.

Live at Heartwood

Live at Heartwood – If you are missing local live music performances try streaming some of THE BEST (prerecorded) indie bands to hit the stage at Heartwood Soundstage – on any device, the bigger the better!

Fest at Home

FEST from Home with Live Streaming on Facebook
Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Live Music with Shawn Manley via Zoom with Crafty Bastards
Friday, April 10, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Guitar pick with initials TA

Live Music with Thomas Anthony via Zoom with Crafty Bastards
Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Open Mic from Home with The Bull on Facebook Live
Monday, April 13, 9 p.m.

pile of jigsaw puzzle pieces. Fun4GatorKids daily challenge

Fun 4 Gator Kids features a daily activity challenge for children.


The AUK Market Virtual Shopping

The AUK Market Virtual Sale
Find a variety of jewelry, soaps, art, ceramics, clothing and more created by local artists or curated by vintage vendors.

Shop Sustainably with Life Unplastic

“Making Lemonade” Live Event with Kelly’s Kreations Gift Baskets
Friday, April 10, 3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


Flights of beer served in a Florida license plate at First Magnitude Brewing Co

Growler Fills and Kegs from Cypress & Grove Brewing Company

To-go Cans from Swamp Head Brewery

Drive-Thru Beer Pick Up at First Magnitude Brewing Company

Growler Fills and 32 oz. Crowlers at Blackadder Brewing Company

Growler Fills at High Springs Brewing Company

Sangria, Wines and more at Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House

Virtual Beer Tastings with CB Bottle Shop
Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

drink gainesville beer shirt from swamp head brewery

Drink Gainesville Beer and Support Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
Swamp Head Brewery released these new shirts at the brewery and is donating proceeds to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.

MAGnify by First Magnitude Brewing Company. Illustration of telescope with heart. Let's Hang GNV

Hang Out Virtually with MAGnify
First Magnitude Brewing Company is hosting a new series of online MAGnify events featuring local entertainers and businesses. Sign up for Virtual Brainaholics Trivia or MAGnify Monday Yoga and stay tuned for future event announcements.

Cocktails To-Go

Looking for Cocktails To-Go?
Ingenious mixologists have delivered a new way to provide your favorite mixed drinks. Find to-go cocktails from Madrina’sBoca Fiesta, Cry Baby’sDragonfly Sushi and Sake CompanyIf It Is Kitchen & CafeThe Keys Grill & Piano Bar, Bahama Breeze and more.


Dining section on Visit Gainesville website

Check out the Delicious Dining section on the website. You can now search by Takeout and Delivery.

Interact with Local Restaurants on the EAT GNV Facebook Group

Local Restaurants are Preparing Meals for Take-Out and Delivery. See this list from the Gainesville Sun

Bunny Cookies from Uppercrust

Plan Ahead and Order Online for Easter

Easter Cake and DIY Cake Pop Kits from Sugar Refined Bake Shop

Sugar Cookie Bunnies, Carrot Cupcakes, Double Chocolate Macarons and more from Uppercrust

Easter Egg Decorating Kit, Hot Cross Buns, Easter Cake and more from BakerBaker

Easter Lunch Basket from Maple Street Biscuit Company

Easter Basket from Downtown Wine and Cheese


U Pick Blueberries

U-Pick Blueberries at Wacahoota Farms
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

U-Pick Blueberries at Aunt Zelma’s Blueberries
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Drive-Thru Farmer’s Market CSA at Working Food
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Drive-Up Farmstand and U-Pick Strawberries at Rogers Farm
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Order Online for Pickup and Delivery from Swallowtail Farm
Wednesday and Saturday Pickup at Working Food
Deliveries on Fridays

U-Pick Strawberries and Farmstand at The Family Garden
Saturday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Haile Farmer’s Market at Haile Village Center
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Alachua County Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Waldo Farmer’s Market
Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grove Street Farmer’s Market
Monday, March 2, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Museum Nights Art Voyager virtual event

Harn Museum of Art Museum Nights: Art Voyager
Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

GFAA Virtual Gallery: The Garden

Take a Virtual Museum Tour with the Greatest Hits from Florida Museum of Natural History

View Online Classes presented by the Cade Museum


Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Party for the Planet, April 22
Florida Museum of Natural History Earth Day Virtual Celebration, April 22
51st Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, June 5-7

For a complete list of events please visit

What's Good Alachua County

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